Thursday, August 11, 2011

Job opportunity: Nurse Case Manager

Here is a job opening that could be a good opportunity for nurses with disabilities:

Position Title: Nurse Case Manager
Supervisor: Director of Medical and Case Management

Summary:

The Nurse Case Manager serves as a key member of the Emergency Response Center team with a primary focus on the assessment of FrontierMEDEX members medical care needs, treatment plan of local healthcare providers and the ability of the local healthcare system to provide required care. When assessment provides evidence that appropriate care is not available in the local area the FrontierMEDEX Nurse works collaboratively with the Medical Director to establish and implement plans for safe evacuation to an area where appropriate care is available.

Primary Responsibilities

• Monitor international medical emergency situations.
• Work collaboratively with international healthcare providers and Emergency Response Center team to assure best outcomes for the patient and the organization.
• Review and monitor medical cases for appropriateness of treatment and efficient case management.
• Participates in the management of complex medical cases, this includes obtaining and reviewing medical reports/records.
• Maintains verbal and or electronic communication with patients, providers and clients related to the status and action plans for the case.
• Participates in training and ongoing educational activities and in policy and procedure development.
• Participate in claims justification process.
• Provides feedback on medical providers worldwide; may participate in site surveys of hospitals, clinics and air ambulance providers.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

NurseWorks apps aim to reduce on-the-job stress

NurseWorks apps aim to reduce on-the-job stress, help stem the tide of nurses leaving the profession

One consequence of the nurse shortage is nurses leaving the profession early due to stress. One nurse has developed an organizational tool to alleviate some of that stress.

Orlando, FL – One out of five new registered nurses (RNs) quit before the end of their first year of nursing, according to a 2009 Rnworkproject.org study. Reasons they gave were due to being overworked, overstressed, underpaid and unappreciated.

Nurse Kathy Johnson, found a way to alleviate some of the stress of her job. She cares for up to 40 patients per night at an Orlando nursing home. Johnson created NurseWorks, a series of Android-based apps that provides all the needed checklists, calculators, demos, how-to’s, formulas and timers for routine and not-so-routine tasks. Now nurses can easily have every thing they need right in their pocket including all the patient information they have input which they can refer to when charting.